Webbed Water 🕸️💧 haiku 🕷️

Halloween icon, the spider:

Over a calm creek
🕷️ webs glisten; spinners
drink their fresh water

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How do spiders drink water? 💧

Spiders get part of their fluid intake from prey, and they also acquire water—in the form of dew—from their webs.

In addition:

House spiders may drink from condensation on window sills, and pet spiders must be provided with a water dish to drink from.

Kate Latham, Insect Cop

In fact, a spider actually drinks water with its ‘mouth’; however, the mouth of a spider operates differently from the way we normally think of a mouth eating food.

🕷️ Mouthparts 🕷️

Like insects, a spider’s mouth consists of several mouthparts. These include the chelicerae, which work in a fashion comparable to straws.

In short, spiders use muscles to suck their liquid up. (Imagine, not licking, but drinking pooled water off of a tabletop.)

That liquid is filtered at the chelicerae opening, and again through fine-toothed tubes where it continues through a pharyngeal area to the esophageal tube, pulled along by the spider’s “sucking stomach”.

Spiders tend to drink slowly, and it can take several minutes for them to get their fill. Larger species (such as tarantulas) may need to drink for several hours

-K.Latham

Basically, when it becomes thirsty, a spider will saunter over to a bubble of water and sip to its heart’s content. Some people think it’s very cute.

@hermannexotics

Little jumping spider drinking water, she’s so cute. #shorts #reels #fyp #spider #pets #animals #cute

♬ CUFF IT – Beyoncé
Spider given water like any pet!

Did you know that spiders drink water?

Have you ever seen a spider drink water?


FURTHER READING

How do spiders drink water? The Complete Guide

“An entomologist studies insects while an arachnologist studies spiders—
They’re not “Entomologists” because Ento people study 6 legged things and Arachno people study 8 legged things”. ~SciBugs, “What is an Entomologist?”

Warmth of Water

Autumn’s morning dew prompts remembrance

Somewhere, an aside
to the warmth of water
on a cold day
struck a chord inside

How moisture softens
temperature’s shock
raises season’s scents    
eases brittle drought  

Dew of autumn’s dawn
yet to turn to frost   
holds bits of air—
relative warmth contained

Reminds of life despite
winter’s bitter perils
invigorates desire  
supports resistance    

Its place in nature, stolid
self-nurturer, cold dew
serves purpose: protects
live plants, nourishes

Dewed flower petals sparkle  
top-off enflamed hues
excite burrowing minds  
allay seasonal blues

Dew’s warm water
held in suspension
prompt strolls, open eyes
enhances vision


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Poems & Poetic Prose

Patterns: An Exercise (and Poem)

Open a new tab and type “patterns” into Google:

Isn’t that nice? (Click on “Images” if they didn’t automatically appear in results.)

Patterns naturally attract the eye by way of a brain’s functional learning mechanisms. Patterns invigorate the mind with a quenching sense of satisfaction. The brain ‘notices’ new material and processes the information in an effort to find a familiar pattern; thus, the brain ‘learns’ what to manifest in its body . . . whether any action is needed.

The brain functions to maintain equilibrium, and to do so it must solve problems. New patterns are new problems, which serve to prime the mind for intense, immediate output or delayed response efficiency.


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Perhaps this explains why we crave the ocean, or a lake, or practically any body or form of water. We identify so closely with its qualities of generally orderly appearance (on the surface, including any waves), known places of chaos beneath, moving to rectify, until achieving a state that is natural, sustainable.

What is true for nature is true for us as well, for we are part of nature and operate most efficiently when we are in tune with it. By “it”, is meant wherever we find ourselves: a lake vacation or a day in the office.

Patterns

aquatic rippling, disturbance effect
attracts integral confusion

chaotic state induces communion
waving, crashing, reading one’s disruptions

swirling, salted chaos crumbles artifice
levels emotion, working new information

elemental patterns, stability
basic glue, regularity


Post created for RDP prompt “patterns”.
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FURTHER READING
Why the Brain Likes to Make Patterns
Foods Linked to Better Brain Power